Offshore Wind Auction in Portugal: period for expressing interest in participating
The Official State Gazette has published Announcement no. 220-A/2023 determining the opening of a period for expressions of interest to participate in the procedure for the award of offshore wind energy production rights.
Portugal: Postponement of the deadline for the application of the contribution on plastic packaging to aluminum packaging
The application of the single-use plastic packaging contribution to aluminum or multi-material packaging with aluminum was extended from 1 September 2023 to 1 January 2024, according to the Ministerial Order no. 270/2023, of August 29.
Garrigues Mexico obtains the “Socially Responsible Enterprise” distinction for the eighth consecutive year
The Garrigues Mexico office has been recognized, for the eighth year in a row, as a Socially Responsible Enterprise (ESR® 2023), a distinction awarded by Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi) with a view to encouraging companies to initiate corporate social responsibility and sustainability practices that have a positive impact on society.
Chile: Publication of Law No. 21.592, which establishes a whistleblower protection statute
The law conceives access to protection as a right of any whistleblower who reports irregularities within organisations and guarantees their personal integrity and that of their property, as well as the preservation of their living and working conditions, which could be threatened as a result of their whistleblowing or their participation in the respective investigations.
Garrigues receives the Sustainability Recognition Award from the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico
The Sustainability Commission of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (Camescom) acknowledged the firm's commitment to sustainability and the environment through its Eco-efficiency Plan.
Garrigues wins five awards at the 8th Expansión Legal Awards
It was the biggest winner at the awards for Excellence in Business Law Practice.
Publication of the 2022 Sustainability Report detailing the progress made in terms of our ESG commitment
The new Garrigues report (previously known as the ‘Integrated Report’) includes the Non-Financial Information Statement and marks a major step forward in the firm’s sustainability reporting.
Portugal: Amendments to the Sustainable Employment Commitment measure
Ordinance no. 109/2023, of April 19 was published in the Official Gazette, introducing amendments to the Sustainable Employment Commitment measure (“Compromisso Emprego Sustentável”).
Financial Times' highlights Garrigues as a leading law firm in the fight against climate change
This classification highlights the EU and UK companies that have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) the most over a five-year period. In this year’s edition, the ranking looks at the period between 2016 and 2021.
Spain: There is no consensus among the authorities over how transfers of renewable energy projects under development are taxed
A recent decision by the Navarra provincial tax authorities allows the exemption to be applied to the capital gain on the transfer of shares, which contrasts with the restrictive interpretation given by the Directorate General for Taxes.